An Instrument of God

It has been rather a tough week for me that maybe at some point I will share with my readers. In spite of this, or maybe because of it, I am wanting to make sure I post something. I need to send a little light out into the universe and hope that it will touch…

Seeking God thru the Arts II

We are excited to share our second video podcast with the wordpress community. I am really enjoying putting these conversations together with my friend and GTA contributor Adam Nettesheim. I hope you will consider subscribing to our Youtube channel:) Thanks!!

Why We Pray: Believe

Reason: We pray because we believe! Yes, we pray as a practice and discipline of our faith but in doing so we stand firm in our resolve to proclaim our trust in a living and active God who allows us to come boldly before his throne! #whywepray The Painting: As our final look at prayer,…

Lessons and Carols 2016

For those of you who may not be able to attend a Christmas Eve Service, this blog post is especially for you. These are just a few of my favorite carols and performances that herald the coming of God’s only son Jesus Christ into the world. There is something for everyone. I hope you enjoy:) O…

Seeing Mary With New Eyes

We are often so fearful of upsetting those around us that it can be difficult to find our courage. And yet I believe God frequently calls us in ways that  require us to lose our spirit of timidity. We admire courage in others. We are even attracted to people who can “throw caution to the wind.” And yet, we become so…

The Grace of Visiting Churches

How can we practice more diversity in our fellowships and in our communities? What can be gained by our openness? How can we begin in our outreach to one another? As you are reading this I plan to be looking up at this beautiful dome:) I have always wanted to travel more abroad to visit in…

Practicing Holy Vision

What are the steps for practicing our faith? How can we develop our inner eye so that we might see with renewed strength God’s blessings all around us? Like all of us this week I am reeling from the news of violence in our world…do I need to escape? Should I run and hide myself…

Developing Your Picture

 One of my favorite childhood memories is of the week I would spend each year at Bible camp. It was a chance to be away from home in the beauty of Yosemite and make new friends while studying the Bible and learning all kinds of new songs…I loved to learn all the songs. And this…

Washing Our Hands

We have all said it… Someone has tread on our toes just once too often and we decide in a moment of exasperation that we just don’t need to “put up” with their nonsense anymore. We wake up feeling deeply hurt… Because we are living in a world full of imperfect people, we all experience conflict from…

Does Jesus Silence Our Questioning?

If you stopped any one of us in the street you would soon find out that we all have our own personal and private dramas. Within every phase of life there are always uncertainties and we all have to get up every morning to face the unknown. Because of this we might at times just find…